(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
This appears a dark cola color with a thin layer of foam. It has a light hop aroma, present but not dominant, reminiscent of grapefruit citrus zest. There’s a big, upfront bitterness which comes off as a welcome surprise as well as an upfront roast which dies down into a long malt finish. The hops are grassy and grapefruity, and there’s enough dark roast notes as a contrast. Simply delicious.
03-09-2012 22:35:30 | More by elNopalero
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
512 BIPA has the look of a porter, it pours an espresso brown almost black with a tan fluffy head. Rich in color when held up to the light with red highlights and a deep brown. What a pretty brew.
The smell is slight but what is there is right in line with what should be there. Roasted grains and plump hops give this a sweet smell but hints at a strong bite.
The taste doesn't disappoint as all the flavor and more carries over from the nose. Roasted grains that flow from a light coffee to chocolate and sweetened cereal are flanked by hop bite and touch of citrus. A lovely balance that compliments each other so well.
Mouthfeel rocks the house! It's smooth on the tongue and has a lovely sizzle f carbonation and hop bite that pinches the sides of your tongue. Great flavors that last into the finish this is a beer I can... and do order again and again.
05-14-2011 19:07:42 | More by jbphoto88
4/5 rDev +0.3%
A pint at the Whip-In, Austin.
Black, hard to tell how opaque, but great head retention and lace. Not as hoppy as a typical modern IPA, much greater roasted malt profile. Think of it as a hopped porter rather than a dark IPA. The front is more malt than hops, but the roasting comes off as on the lighter side. Hops show up in the middle and end, particularly at and after the finish, where you get bittersweet chocolate characteristics. Carbonation profile is also interesting in that is shows up and builds starting at the middle rather than the start.
03-13-2011 00:18:47 | More by LittleDon
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
A: black coffee black, big creamy tan colored head, thick swirls of lacing.
S: cat pee (sorry, it's true), stale smoke (it's not that bad though, just my honest first thoughts) fruity hops in the background.
T: cream soda, chocolate milk, Earl Grey or black tea, lots of sweet roasted malts and coffee beans.
M: medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, dry finish.
O: this one took me by surprise, much better than I was expecting. The only big drawback was the nose--it really smelled a little bit like a dirty cat-lady home--but the rest of the attributes saved it. I really like the style and I'm sort of on the fence regarding 512, but this was delicious. I highly recommend a try.
06-07-2011 12:58:48 | More by nickhiller
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.